A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Accra vs. Madrid for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Accra or Madrid?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Accra or Madrid, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Accra or Madrid?


Accra is the capital city of Ghana, located on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Popular attractions include the National Museum of Ghana, local beaches, markets, and cultural landmarks like those dedicated to Civil Rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.


Madrid, the capital of Spain, overs visitors countless opportunities to experience Spain's culture, art, cuisine, and nightlife. It is the largest city in Spain, and as such has much to explore. The city is situated on the Iberian Peninsula on the Spanish central Castillian plateau. If you're flying into Spain, you'll likely fly into the Madrid airport as it's one of the largest airports in Europe. Madrid is well connected to the rest of Spain with planes, trains and buses, making it a popular place to visit for many travelers doing a European tour.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Ghana, The Best Adventure Tours to Ghana, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Barcelona, and The Best 10-Day Tours from Madrid.

Which place is cheaper, Madrid or Accra?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Accra is $33, while the average daily cost in Madrid is $148. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Accra and Madrid in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Accra $17
    Madrid $84
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Accra $34
    Madrid $168
Compare Hotels in Accra and Madrid

Looking for a hotel in Accra or Madrid? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Accra

Hotels in Madrid

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Accra Hotel Prices and Madrid Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Accra $14
    Madrid $20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Accra

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Accra:

  • Historic Slave Walking Tour of Jamestown with Transfers: $121
  • Private Transfer from Kotoka Airport Accra Ghana (ACC) to Accra city: $111

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Madrid

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Madrid are as follows:

  • Taxi Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Madrid

Also for Madrid, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Madrid Barajas Airport: Transfer to/from Atocha Bus Station: $7.61
  • Private One-way Airport Transfer Madrid To Madrid Airport: $11
  • Madrid Barajas International Airport - Private Arrival Transfer: $22
  • Private transfer from Atocha Station to Madrid city center: $25
  • Alcobendas Private Transfer To Madrid Barajas Airport: $27
  • Airport Transfer: $30
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Madrid City - Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD): $39
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Barajas Airport: $40
  • Private Transfer: Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport (MAD) to Madrid: $43
  • Madrid Airport Private Departure Transfer: $43
  • Madrid Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $46
  • Transfers Madrid Airport to Madrid Center in Vans up to 7 Passengers: $48

Is it cheaper to fly into Accra or Madrid?

Prices for flights to both Madrid and Accra change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Accra $8.27
    Madrid $37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Accra

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Accra.

  • Local Ghanaian Cooking Class in Accra to help support wellness community center: $45
  • Private Ghanaian Cuisine Cooking Class: $80
  • Home Cooking Class by Auntie K: $89
  • Food Tour in Accra: $277

Typical Food Prices in Madrid

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Madrid:

  • Coffee
  • Ice Cream
  • Kebabs (for 2)
  • Croissant
  • Lunch at Airport (for 2)

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Madrid

For Madrid, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Madrid Sunset Walking Tour with Optional Flamenco Show and Dinner: $27
  • Flamenco Show with dinner, drinks and optional class: $38
  • Skip the Line: Flamenco Show, Dinner and Workshop Madrid Ticket: $53
  • Corral de la Moreria Madrid Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner: $56
  • The Authentic Morning Food Tour!: $58
  • Opera and Zarzuela Show and Dinner: $62
  • Tapas Crawl in Madrid Historical Quarter for Lunch or Dinner: $64
  • San Miguel Market and Street Food Tour: $64
  • Madrid San Miguel Market and City Center Street Food Tour: $65
  • Madrid Old Town Tour & Flamenco Show with Optional Dinner: $66
  • Paella and Tapas Cooking Workshop in Madrid: $67
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Experience: $70

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Accra $2.96
    Madrid $36

Tours and Activities in Accra

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Accra are as follows:

  • 1 Day Accra City Tour: $71
  • Accra City Tour: $150
  • Accra E-waste and Recycling experience in Agbogbloshie: $100
  • Accra Private Surfing Experience with Pick Up: $250
  • Accra Zoo, Canopy Walk and Botanical Gardens Private Tour: $145
  • Cape Coast Root ,History, & Active Adventure tour: $174
  • 1 Day cocoa farm tour: $236
  • 6 Hours Cape Coast Tour: $210
  • 6-Hour Private Guided Accra City Tour: $60
  • 7 Hours Cape Coast Tour From Accra: $174
  • A Day tour to the Cape Coast Castle and Kakum National Pack: $180
  • A Tour to Boti Falls: $150

Tours and Activities in Madrid

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Madrid.

  • Modern Walking Tour (Golden age): $0.87
  • Madrid Essential: Free Walking City Tour: $1.09
  • Old Town Guided Walking Tour: $1.09
  • Tour Retiro Park - Madrid self-guided tour app: $2.18
  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.26
  • Self Guided Tours Madrid With 100 Captivating Audio Stories: $3.33
  • Madrid Historical Walking Tour : $3.33
  • App self-guided: Tour Madrid Spain: $4.35
  • Escape Game and Tour: $4.35
  • Madrid Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $4.46
  • Madrid (Historical Centre) Self-Guided Tour and Sights: $4.50
  • History & Culture Guided Walking Tour: $5.44

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Accra $4.24
    Madrid $21

Typical Alcohol Prices in Madrid

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Madrid are as follows:

  • Beer
  • Drinks and Tapas (for 2)

Sample the Local Flavors in Madrid

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Madrid:

  • Pub Crawl Madrid Erasmus & International Meet and Party(New): $6.09
  • Original Pub Crawl With VIP Club Entry: $11
  • Visit to the Winery with Wine Tasting and Appetizers in Navarra: $12
  • Pub Crawl Madrid's Night time: $15
  • Pub Crawl Madrid Running since 2005 Bar Exploration: $16
  • Guided Pub Crawl Madrid Experience and Club Entry: $16
  • Guided Bar Crawl with Drinks and Nightclub Entry: $16
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $19
  • Pub Crawl Madrid: $22
  • Wine Tasting near Plaza Mayor: $22
  • Wine Tasting Experience with 4 Spanish Wines: $33
  • Wine Tour with tasting in the Natural Park of La Mata: $38

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Accra and Madrid, we can see that Madrid is more expensive. And not only is Accra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Accra is in Africa and Madrid is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Accra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Accra and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Madrid would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Madrid than you might in Accra.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Accra Expensive? and Is Madrid Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Accra or Madrid?

Madrid has a larger population, and is about 59% larger than the population of Accra. When comparing the sizes of Accra and Madrid, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.